Q about cleaning lead from revolver

Q about cleaning lead from revolver

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    Q about cleaning lead from revolver

    Do you guys have any tips or methods you could share to simplify cleaning a stainless .357 revolver after firing .38 lead wadcutters.


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    GC221 - Lead Away Gun Cloth

    Just don't even think of using it on a blued gun!!
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    Elbow grease + time + brass or copper bristled bore brush.

    Eventually (very soon) the copper bristles will wear down to the point that they are useless. Don't despair. Get one of those copper scratch pads from the grocery store (for scrubbing pots) and tear it up and wrap it around your bore brush to "extend" its life.

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    On the rare occasions that I do fire .38 rounds in my .357 I really take my time with cleaning.
    I start with a good gun cleaning spray and a good soaking. After about 10 minutes I spray the heavy gunk off then saturate the round cloth cleaning disc in Hoppes #9 and clean the bore and the cylinders until I can't get any traces of yuck on the pads
    Then the brass bore brush dampened with some Break Free CLP and run it thorugh over a white cloth until no more black droplets come out. Then back to the pads again until they come out completely clean. Follow that with a drop of Break Free CLP in each cylinder and a coulpe in the barrel spread with clean pads. Next a drop of CLP on the extractor rod and work it back and forth several times to make sure it is spread well. Another drop on the hammer and several dry fires to work it through as well.
    A clean gun is a happy gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    GC221 - Lead Away Gun Cloth

    Just don't even think of using it on a blued gun!!
    +1 As soon as I read the title I thought of the same thing. Works great
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    Copper Chore-Boy, cut in squares, and wrapped around a bronze brush.

    The stuff is dirt cheap in your local grocery store, the copper won't hurt your bore, and it rips the lead out in slivers.

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    Chuck R. has it right

    The copper "Chore Boy" is the easyest way to go.

    For cleaning a .38, I keep an old worn out .22 brush on hand.

    Just wrap the brush with a strip of Chore Boy and scrub both ways with vigor.

    Do it dry and wrap the brush so as to get a pretty tight fit in the chambers & barrel.

    Then finish off with your regular cleaning procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    GC221 - Lead Away Gun Cloth

    Just don't even think of using it on a blued gun!!

    +1 The only way to go! Easy, quick and your cylinder face will look the way it did the day you bought it.

    Lead just seems to melt away!
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    Thanks, could chucking a brush in an electric drill do any harm to the revolver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin View Post
    Thanks, could chucking a brush in an electric drill do any harm to the revolver?
    Sure, if the brush isn't perfectly square with the bore or the cylinders.
    I wouldn't want to be a "tester".
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    Gunzilla and Copperzilla...see top of forum home page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Gunzilla and Copperzilla...see top of forum home page.
    I've been using Hoppes Elite Bore Gel has anyone personally tried both that and Gunzilla? How do they compare?

    edit: I just searched/found the 11 page post on same and will place an order. Thank You retsup99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphin View Post
    I've been using Hoppes Elite Bore Gel has anyone personally tried both that and Gunzilla? How do they compare?

    edit: I just searched/found the 11 page post on same and will place an order. Thank You retsup99
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